Welcome to Zinc

We are a community hub, theatre and cafe housed in a beautiful former Victorian school building in the heart of the wonderful Essex countryside. Dating from 1901 our historic building is full of atmosphere and offers a warm welcome to everyone.
Here at Zinc we hold a wide range of activities, classes, events and productions throughout the year for all the community; young, old and anywhere in between.  Working to raise aspirations and create community.

Our education programme is one of a kind and is tailored to each individual student, building confidence and self esteem as well as educating.We are proud to be inclusive and accessible and believe passionately in arts without exception.  Our services can be accessed by all ages and abilities.

The beautiful Zinc building is also available to hire, with a wide range of rooms to fit every occasion and budget and delicious catering from the Cafe at Zinc.

About Us


Following last night’s government announcement and the new restrictions in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19 we have taken the sad decision to close the Zinc Building.  All activities, groups, classes and clubs are now cancelled or postponed.

We will miss everyone very much and are already looking forward to when we can welcome you back in again!

Read our full statement here…

Read our full statement here…

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, we just wanted to take this opportunity to keep you informed with what is happening here at Zinc. Please be assured that the wellbeing of our staff, students, participants, visitors and the whole community is our priority and we are taking steps to protect everyone and ensure that we all continue to thrive in these difficult times.

Read our updated statement here…

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